Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Details in The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder from 1563 is one of my favourite pieces of art from before 1800. However, I never realized the wealth of details hidden in this masterpiece. The linked article highlights 22 detailed scenes, each accounting for less than 1% of the total painting surface - and each worthy to be a painting on its own - an example is included above. A fascinating read.

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